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Notes of aromatic black cherry, leather, earth and spicy vanilla oak dominate this vintage. This Merlot is defined by soft tannins and classic structure.
Since it was recently released, this Merlot has no awards or reviews, but its pedigree includes a 91 point rating for the ’09 vintage from Tasting Panel Magazine.
Food Pairings: Try Bruschetta with eggplant.
Drink now or hold up to 10 years.
Recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.
Robert Freeman from WA
The Santa Barbara County Merlot is good and Santa Barbara County Riesling is good to. -20 Points
Mary Goldman from TN
This was one of the smoothest and best Merlots I have had. My friend and I took it on a picnic in the Appalachian Mountains, drank it along a beautiful river as we ate cold grilled chicken and cheese. -20 Points
Patty ODonnell from OH
WOW, what a great Merlot, Beautiful nose, lovely vanilla spice taste. Very soft tannins on the finish. A very lovely Merlot. -18 Points
Anubhav Sighn from MA
One of the better Merlot's I have had. Enjoyed with a group and was loved by one and all. -17 points
Stephanie Martin from OR
One of the BEST Merlot ever and Merlot is not my favorite red. This one is delicious and very well balanced. Thank you! -19 Points
Joan Podboreski from PA
Never a Merlot fan, this one changed my mind. Loved it! A smooth taste that left a velvety finish and me craving more. -19 Points
Deana Segreti from IL
Ok, you guys have been blowing my mind with Merlots lately! This one was no exception. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE this wine. The moment that I opened this bottle and the wrafts of the wine's aroma hit my nose, I knew this was going to be good. Color-PERFECT!!! I don't think I've seen a more beautiful Merlot. Lush burgundy red perfection in a glass. The nose was reminiscent of a Cab or Bordeaux. Vanilla, oak and black cherry-all of my favorite scents in a wine. The taste was GREAT! If I hadn't read the label, I would have thought that i was drinking a Cab. After reading the notes I Uncorked, I can see why it reminded me of the Cab or Bordeaux. Finish was good. Very smooth, could have been a bit stronger, but again, I would expect that from a heavy Cab, not a Merlot. I would rename this wine Masquerade, as it's a Merlot that masquerades as Cab. HAHA! One of THE BEST wines from the club, thus far! -19 Points
Glenn Monroy from MI
I thought that all Merlots were the same, boring. This bottle changed my mind. -20 Points
Larry Shumar from OH
The first taste strucked me as rich and full. The finish matched. -19 Points